A teenager knocked on the wrong door. Now he’s dead, and the homeowner is accused of murder.
It was the simplest of mistakes with the steepest of consequences. Two teenagers were drinking in Chicopee, Mass., Saturday afternoon when they set off to find a friend, according to authorities. Whether it was the booze or the sheer similarity of the neighborhood’s low-slung homes, the teens somehow ended up at the wrong house. One of the teenagers, a 15-year-old boy, banged on the door. Suddenly, a gunshot rang out from inside the house, and the boy slumped on the porch with a bullet to his belly.